Irfan has over 25 years of experience and expertise in livestock production. He received his Master of Science and Ph.D. in animal husbandry and breeding & selection systems from Ankara University, Turkey.
He started his career as an Agricultural Engineer in Turkish Agricultural Bank for ten years and later transferred to the Yuzuncu Yil University, Faculty of Agriculture, Animal Sciences Department as an Assistant Professor in Van, Turkey. Irfan worked as a Lecturer and Researcher in University and managed the Vocational School of Bitlis for two years.
In 2016, he arranged the 12th International Conference on Goats in Turkey on behalf of the International Goat Association and participated as the chairperson of the conference. He is the IGA Country Representative for Turkey and has worked as a consultant for many national and international projects. He has been actively working in the ERA-Net project as the work package leader.
Highlights of his professional experience include:
- Project coordination and management,
- Project preparation,
- Animal breeding and selection methods,
- Dairy goat farm management,
- Consultant services on livestock production,
- Data collection and analysis,
- FAO project experiences,
- Livestock strategy development, and
- Academic facilities, reporting, and writing facilities.
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